The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation recently held its eighth annual “Heroes & Hearts” awards luncheon. For 2013, it was held on the field of AT&T Park, which presented an excellent setting for guests to view the one-of-a-kind 400 pound heart sculptures created by Linda Adreveno, Shay Davis, Pere Gifre, Saul Levy, Judith Lippe, Trinh Mai, Shilo Ratner and Betsy L. Wolff.
The award recognizes those who have demonstrated exceptional community service. Heroes include San Francisco Police Officers John Cathey and David Sands, Rochelle Dicker MD, and Oncology Social Workers, Carol Lam and Rachel Orkand, MSW, LCSW.
“This year’s heroes are exceptional leaders whose compassion and dedication has improved our community,” says Executive Director, Stephanie Bray.
“They are leading by example to help make San Francisco a better place for all its citizens. They have sought to improve the lives of former gang members in the Mission, to stop the revolving door of violent injuries in the City, and to provide quality and personal care for cancer patients. San Francisco General Hospital Foundation honors these local heroes in order to inspire others to create positive change in their communities.”
Pam Baer, Jennifer Brokaw – Dr. Shannon Tyne, Katie Albright
OJ Shansby, Lucinda Crocker, Cynthia Woods – Supervisor Malia Cohen, Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Mary Poland, Gretchen de Baubigny – Eleanor Myers, Lisa Goldman
Heart by Trinh Mah – Connie Shanahan, Kevin Shanahan
Merla Zellerbach, Hilary Armstrong, Helen Hilton Raiser – Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, Charlotte Shultz